Recently I read an article that opposed D.A.R.E ( Drug Abuse Resistance Education). This is a program that is normally implemented into 5th/6th grade education. This program educates a lot of kids who aren’t aware what drugs are or the consequences of using them. When kids know the side effects and sad stories of drug/alcohol use, it scares them. Even though the scare factor might not seem fair, it is protecting many young children who shouldn’t be exposed to these things. Those who oppose say that it is a waste of time and doesn’t help at all. Obviously, in the end it is up to the kids to choose what choices they make and how they handle other situations. It might not help everyone, but it will help some. If it makes any difference at all then I stand for it and believe that we should keep this program.
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